A good friend gave me some wonderful advice when my first child was born in 1951. She told me to, "Read every book on parenting that you can get your hands on and when you have do...
It's hard when your kid doesn't make the sports team, does poorly on a test, or loses a friend because of a petty argument. These setbacks, however, are what prepare children for ...
Make a homemade children's dictionary with plenty of pictures available to your preschooler and allow them to flip through it as if it were any other storybook. This piques their ...
Play-dough and modeling clay are great tools for introducing patterns and fractions to preschool kids. Have them cut out shapes, then move from simple patterns like "circle square...
If you have a young child that resists going to bed and wants you to sit with them, work together to make a giant hourglass out of two 2-Liter soda bottles and filled with enough ...
Best two gifts to give your first grader: a reading lamp and an alarm clock. The reading lamp will allow them to turn down the lights in their bedroom to a calming level, and enco...
OK this is the least original tip in the world—but it is also the best. The surefire answer to many issues with kids under 9 directly ties to food (it may be for those over 9, to...
You've fed him, he has a fresh diaper, you tried everything you know. But he is STILL screaming! Strip him down. One time my daughter had a tight string tied tightly around h...
Be honest in ALL things you say to your child so they learn to trust you. Tell them when they are young that yes, this shot will hurt but it will go away quickly. The trust yo...
Grandpa always said - "If you are too lazy to follow through on what you say then don't say it." When you tell your child to do something (or not to do something) make sure y...
When babies have sore gums, let them eat frozen foods, like frozen peas or blueberries.  For younger babies, a tiny sock with an icecube to suck on works, or spread a little apple...
Another way to save money is to make and plan your own meals. Figure out what you’ll cook, and then only buy what you need when you go grocery shopping.  Making your own baby food...
Cloth diapers can save frugal parents tons of money. It seems like a big investment to spend one or two hundred dollars on a dozen diapers, when a box of two-hundred cloth diapers...
Surviving the first three months of your children’s lives, whether you have one baby or triplets can be tough, especially if you’ve never had any other children. My advice is thre...
Find yourself a group of supportive TWIN mothers, ASAP.  Having other mom friends isn’t enough, you need someone who really understands what you’re about to go through, not only t...